|08-14-2013 08:34 PM|
i fed my pup 3 cups a day. 1 cup in the am, 1 cup noonish and
1 cup in the pm. he had snacks and training treats throughout
the day. i didn't feed Purnia.
|08-14-2013 08:27 PM|
Guys... take a chill pill. Not everybody researches this stuff before they bring their pup home. Stick to constructive ways to help the OP, not making him/her feel like a horrible person.
The important thing is that the OP is here. Let's help, not hurt.
|08-14-2013 08:08 PM|
At the risk of sounding impolite, why on earth are you trying to kill your puppy? Purina is about as low on the totem poles as you can get in a commercial preparation. You would actually do better making your own kibble from a recipe than feeding you dog all of that processed "Schtuff". A puppy is an investment in the future and should be well fed and well loved by the time he or she is selected for it's eventual meeting with it's future job and destiny. Failing to support the puppies growng body and growing mind will not produce a very tough high drive dog suitable for much more than being a family pet rather than a Rin-Tin-Tin example of athleticism and drive, Please reconsider the feeding program you are on before you do a real disservice to your dog and yourself.
|08-14-2013 03:37 PM|
|Sibze||Wow those ingredients, there is no actual meat!|
|08-14-2013 03:13 PM|
|08-14-2013 03:10 PM|
Just look at the difference in the ingredients. Which one would you rather eat? Which one sounds more healthy?
Purina Puppy Chow Ingredients
Ingredients: Whole grain corn, corn gluten meal, chicken by-product meal, brewers rice, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of vitamin E), soybean meal, egg and chicken flavor, barley, animal digest, calcium phosphate, fish oil, calcium carbonate, dried yeast, salt, potassium chloride, choline chloride, l-lysine monohydrochloride, added color (yellow 6, yellow 5, red 40, blue 2), zinc sulfate, vitamin E supplement, ferrous sulfate, dl-methionine, manganese sulfate, niacin, vitamin A supplement, copper sulfate, calcium pantothenate, garlic oil, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin B12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin D3 supplement, riboflavin supplement, calcium iodate, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), folic acid, biotin, sodium selenite
Blue Buffalo Blue Wilderness Large Breed Puppy
Ingredients: Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Tapioca Starch, Peas, Menhaden Fish Meal,Tomato Pomace, Natural Chicken Flavor, Dried Egg, Chicken Fat Potatoes, Fish Oil, Flaxseed, Potato Starch, Alfalfa Meal, Whole Carrots, Whole Sweet Potatoes, Blueberries, Cranberries, Apples, Blackberries, Pomegranate, Spinach, Pumpkin, Barley Grass, Dried Parsley, Dried Kelp, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Turmeric, L-Lysine, Taurine, L-Carnitine, Oil of Rosemary, Beta Carotene, Vitamin A Supplement
|08-14-2013 02:44 PM|
|Maik||I am a bit surprised that there are actually breeders that feed their pups this crap....makes me wonder where else they skimped. For the life of me, I can not imagine a quality dog coming from such a breeder.|
|08-14-2013 02:05 PM|
|Mary Beth||Since you are feeding Purina, I suggest you give the Purina One or Pro Large Breed Puppy Chow - it will just cost a little than the regular Purina but it is formulated for the needs of a large breed puppy. My Sting was on that as his breeder had him on that .|
|08-14-2013 12:22 AM|
Feed your pup as much as he can eat 3 to 4 times a day. Till he gets a little older. That's what my vet said and that's what I did. My puppy was fine with that. When he gets older cut it back to 2 times a day.
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|08-14-2013 12:09 AM|
A good starting point is a cup per month of age per day. But each puppy is different. And if your pup is thin then start by increasing amount by 25% pet day. It will generally level off at between 4-5 cups a day. Split between 2-3 meals daily.
My puppy, 7 months old gets about 5 cups a day. He is thin, but not skinny.
As others have stated. Puppy Chiw is not a first choice food. If you can afford a better one, I would switch. But if you don't want to, then the same rules apply. Sort of. Higher quality foods require less quantity to receive the same nutrition. So you may end up feeding significantly more Puppy Chow, than a higher quality food.
I feed Nutro. Which many in this board think is bad food as well. But it's what's in my budget and my dogs do great on it.
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